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NLN Capitol Connection - February 2019

02/05/2019
Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act
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February 5, 2019

DON'T FORGET – NEW YEAR, NEW CONGRESS WEBINAR IS FEBRUARY 6


   

New Year, New Congress. With many historic changes courtesy of the 2018 elections, nurse leaders need to know how to navigate in the 116th Congress to effectively advocate for policies that benefit nursing education, the profession, patients, and our communities. Join the NLN on February 6th at 3:00 pm ET for a one hour webinar on navigating this new Congress. Read more...


TITLE VIII NURSING WORKFORCE REAUTHORIZATION ACT INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

   

Last week, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 728) was introduced in the House of Representatives. H.R. 728 would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs through the fiscal year 2024. This legislation, introduced by Representatives David Joyce (R-OH), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Lauren Underwood (D-IL), and David McKinley (R-WV), amends Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), Read more...



ASK YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO JOIN THE HOUSE NURSING CAUCUS

   

As you know, nurses are the backbone of our health care system. As the largest health care workforce in the United States, with four million registered nurses nationwide, nurses provide care and comfort to patients in the most trying circumstances. The bottom line is that any challenge facing our nurses hurts the health and well-being of the American people. In 2003, Congress formed the House Nursing Caucus to address policy issues impacting the nursing profession and to recognize the high-quality, patient-centered care provided by registered nurses. Currently, the House Nursing Caucus is recruiting new members to join and support nursing. Read more...



NURSING LEGISLATION INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS

   

Last week the Promoting Access to Diabetic Shoes Act (H.R. 808/S. 237) was introduced last week by Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Diabetes can be a serious disease that can sometimes lead to health complications including the amputation of toes, feet, or legs. Read more...


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